Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and inert. In 1930, the modern lifestyle communicated by the S 35 appeared visionary; today, it is part of our mobile and individual lifestyle. With S 35, Marcel Breuer succeeded in combining all of the functions of a cantilever tubular steel armchair in a single line that also includes the armrests. Breuer achieved a double cantilever effect with his design: seat and armrests flex independently from each other. The flexing movement of the seat and backrest frame cantilevered towards the back is balanced by the flexing armrests. A matching footstool is available for extra comfort – also designed as a cantilever piece of furniture. The comfortable club chair S 35 was first presented in 1930 in the famous Deutscher Werkbund exhibition at the “Salon des Artistes Décorateurs” in Paris as part of the furnishing of a prototypical high-rise apartment which Breuer realised together with Walter Gropius and Herbert Bayer.
Frame chrome-plated tubular steel. Seat, backrest and footstool with black full-grain bend leather, brown buffalo leather or cowhide. Armrests in stained beech or oiled walnut. With “GTProtect” surface for the frame and UV-resistant mesh (version “All Seasons”), usable indoors and outdoors. Armrests made of Iroko. Additional cushion.
Marcel Breuer (1902–1981) Born in Pécs, Hungary, Marcel Breuer studied at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar from 1920 to 1924. After a short stay in Paris, he took over the management of the joiner’s workshop at the Bauhaus from 1925 to 1928, which had meanwhile moved to Dessau. During this time, he was strongly influenced by constructivism and De Stijl and developed a few trend setting tubular steel furniture designs. In 1928, Breuer went to Berlin and dedicated himself mainly to the field of interior design. Starting in 1932 he worked on several aluminium furniture designs in Switzerland. In 1935 Breuer moved to London, where he worked as an architect. In 1937 he was granted a professorship for architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later, he opened an architectural office there together with Walter Gropius. In 1946 Breuer founded his own studio in New York and realized numerous designs in Europe and the United States. He is considered one of the most important architects and designers of modernism.
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